What is Safe Space?
Safe Space is a place for individuals to be themselves whatever that self is. It is also a safe place for individuals to explore their sexual and gender identities. It is a place where people can feel not only supported but also affirmed. It is a place where all people are not only accepted but also valued.
The Safe Space Program is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) awareness and support program designed to improve campus climate for this underrepresented community. The program has been implemented successfully on numerous college campuses across the country, with each campus tailoring the program to meet its specific needs. Through education, advocacy, and visibility, the Safe Space program equips faculty, staff, and adminstrator allies to assist students who identify as LGBTQ.